Life is too short to work for a boring company.

If you want to get ahead in your career and advance your skills fast, my recommendation is to apply to work at a fast-growing tech startup.

Many innovative startups have to hire from around the world to find the best talent that they need to grow and scale their operations so there are lots of opportunities for people with creative and technical skills.

Startup Jobs At Fast-Growing Tech Startups:

If you’re looking to work for a dynamic company on the cutting edge of innovation where you can get paid well while also having the possibility for stock options, here are some of the best startups to apply to:

1. Strava

Slogan: Your Goal Is Our Mission

Strava is a social fitness network, that is primarily used to track cycling and running exercises. Strava offers a free service with no advertising in its mobile apps and a monthly subscription plan.

Locations: San Francisco, Denver

Hiring For: 

Senior Engineering Manager, Senior Product Manager, Android Software Engineer, Senior Data Scientist, Partner Manager, Technical Support Representative, Designer, VP of People, Senior Web Engineer, Product Researcher

2. Canva

Slogan: Online Design Made Easy

Canva is a digital platform dedicated to graphic design that helps non-designers make logos, presentations, social media graphics and business cards using a drag-and-drop design interface.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Hiring For:

Frontend Software Engineer, Java Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Product Designer, Python Software Engineer, Technical Content Writer, Freelance Designer, UX Researcher, Image Curator, Creative Lead, Machine Learning Engineer, Data Analyst, Product Manager, Growth Marketer, Social Media Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Brand Photographer, Digital Marketing Specialist, Customer Happiness Specialist, Technical Content Writer, Community Manager, Sales Lead

3. Selina

Slogan: A Whole New Way To Stay, Explore And CoWork

Selina is a lifestyle, travel and hospitality Platform building coliving spaces in cities and resort destinations around the world. They are expanding fast and hiring in over 35 countries to empower a new generation of digital nomads and remote workers.

Location: Worldwide

Hiring For:

Accounting, Art Lead, Channel Execution Specialist, Experience Director, Location Marketing and PR, Growth Director, Business Development, Hospitality Administration, Interior Designer, Project Manager, Film Residency for Videographers, Sales and Marketing Manager, Internships

4. Wealth Simple

Slogan: Investing On Autopilot

An app that is disrupting the traditional investment advisor industry. Zero-maintenance portfolios, expert advisors, diversification across the entire marketing, low-fee ETFs, automatic rebalancing and tax loss harvesting are features of its cloud-based platform.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Hiring For:

Designer, Brokerage Operations Associate, Financial Advisor, Compliance Officer, Director of Talent Acquisition, Talent Sourcer, Product Manager, Project Manager, Backend Java Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Senior Product Designer, Mobile Software Engineer, Finance Intern

5. Telegram

Slogan: A New Era of Messaging

Telegram is a messaging app focusing on privacy, security and speed. Working across devices, Telegram enables users to send text, photos, videos and files of any type, create groups to communicate to anyone through private, self-destructing messages.

Location: London, England

Hiring For:

C/C++ Software Engineer, Voice/Video Calls Developer, Android Software Engineer, Motion Graphic Artist, Site Reliability Engineer, Javascript Developer, Writer, Assistant to the CEO

6. Shopify

Slogan: You’ve Got The Will. We’ve Got The Way

Not exactly a startup anymore, Shopify is expanding like crazy with 800,000 merchants using the ecommerce platform and over 4,000 employees around the world. They are moving to dominate the do-it-yourself ecommerce industry and are hiring for a lot of well-paying positions.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario (+Worldwide)

Hiring For:

Backend Developer, Accountant, Business Development Manager, Communications Manager, Customer Success Representative, Director of Product, Director of Security Engineer, Content Marketer, Fulfillment Success Manger, Integrated Marketing Manager, Merchant Success Manger, Content Strategist, Retail Support Specialist, Data Scientist, Senior Developer, Mobile Developer iOS, Mobile Developer Android, Product Designer, UX Researcher, Senior UX Designer, Senior Web Developer, Technical Writer

7. MagicLeap

Slogan: Encounter The Next Era of Computing

A hyped startup in the virtual reality and augmented reality space. They are the creator of a head-mounted virtual retinal display called the Magic Leap Online, which superimposes 3D computer-generated imagery over real world objects.

Location: Plantation, Florida (+Worldwide)

Lead Interaction Engineer, Technical Artist, Interaction Designer, Developer Evangelist, Legal Counsel, Lead Hardware Engineer, Thermal Stimulation Engineer, Community Manager, Business Analyst, Software Quality Engineer, Audio Designer, Social Media Associate, Brand Designer, Content Support Technician, Digital Brand Experience Producer, Copywriter, Director of Media Strategy, Mobile and Mixed Reality Developer, Computer Vision Engineer, Business Intelligence Architect,

8. KittyHawk

Slogan: Things Are Looking Up

The maker of electric flight transportation solutions with the mission to free people from traffic. They have been testing an autonomous, electric air taxi prototype called Cora and code-named “Zee.Aero”.

Location: Mountain View, California

Hiring For:

Assembly Technician, Service & Integration Technician, Senior Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer, Aircraft Technician, Assembly & Vehicle Integration Technician, Certification Engineer, Composite Manufacturing Technician, Flight Test Technician, Systems Engineer, Technical Recruiter,

9. Superhuman

Slogan: Smarter, Faster Email

From the founder of the Rapportive relationship building plugin that got bought by LinkedIn comes an innovative startup that is re-imagining emails for 2019 with a system that is faster, available offline and more fun to use.

Location: San Francisco, California

Hiring For:

Head of Talent, Technical Recruiter, Product Manger, Onboarding Specialist, Full Stack Engineer

10. Epic Games

Slogan: Be Epic

Not exactly a startup (they have raised 1.6 billion dollars) but they are well-known to video gamers as one of the most innovative gaming companies.

Epic Games is the creator of the video gaming sensation Fortnite, as well as Infinity Blade and Unreal. They also make the Unreal Engine, a popular development tool for creating 3D and VR games.

Location: Cary, North Carolina

Hiring For:

Data Scientist, Social Media Manager, UI Artist, QA Analyst, Product Specialist, Live Producer, Senior Designer, Game Engineer, Senior Character Artist, Imagination Specialist, Producer, Mobile Developer, Lead Animator, Research Scientist, Digital Marketing Manager, Support Engineer, Education Evangelist, Full Stack Developer, Community Coordinator, Android Developer, Gameplay Developer

11. Boring Company

Slogan: A New Way To Beat Traffic

A tunnel construction company founded by Elon Musk in late 2016. Musk has cited difficulty with Los Angeles traffic and limitations with the current 2-D transportation network as inspiration for the project.

Locations: Los Angeles, Las Vegas

Hiring For:

Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Lead Architect, Software Engineer, Tunnel Engineer, Environmental Planner, Technical Recruiter, Tunnel Safety Representative, Hydraulic Technician

12. SpaceX

Slogan: Advanced Rockets and Spacecraft

A private U.S. aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs with re-usable rockets and to eventually enable the colonization of Mars.

Location: Los Angeles, Cape Canaveral, Seattle

Hiring For:

Antenna Engineer, Avionics Hardware Engineer, Laser Communications Engineer, RF/Microwave Engineer, Dragon Flight Reliability Engineer, Software Flight Reliability Engineer, Fall 2019 Internship/Co-op, Spring 2020 Internship/Co-op, Environmental Health & Safety Engineer, Technical Recruiter, IT Linux Systems Engineer, Propulsion Build Engineer, Lead Full Stack Software Engineer, Aerodynamics Engineer

13. Blue Origin

Slogan: Going To Space To Benefit Earth

Another privately funded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company founded in 2000 by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. They are dedicated to enabling space tourism, interplanetary colonization and re-usable rocket technology.

Location: Seattle, Arlington, Cape Canaveral

Hiring For:

Turbomachinery Design and Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Machinist, Senior Rocket Engine Thrust Engineer, Digital Process Simulation Engineer, Space Propulsion Manufacturing Engineer, Laser Processing Manager, Executive Assistant, Environmental Health and Safety Engineer, CNC Programmer, Supply Chain Manager, Technical Designer, Robot Operator, Avionics Test Development Engineer, Engine Valve Designer, Training Specialist, Financial Analyst, Test Software Engineer, Training Coordinator

14. Voyage

Slogan: Delivering On The Promise of Self-Driving Cars

They are building the next generation of transportation technology to bring autonomous transportation to those who need it most. They are hiring for some interesting startup jobs on the cutting edge of the self-driving car industry.

Location: Palo Alto, California

Hiring For:

Backend Engineer, Fullstack Engineer, Finance Lead, Vehicle Operations Specialist, Operations Manager, HR Manager, Deep Learning Engineer, Software Engineer

15. Waymo

Slogan: Building The World’s Most Experienced Driver

Formerly the Google self-driving car project, Waymo is under the Alphabet umbrella of startups and they are one of the leading startups working on autonomous vehicle technology.

Location: San Francisco

Hiring For:

Customer Success Manager, Head of Strategy & Business Operations, Strategy & Business Operations Manager, Accountant, Applications Engineering Lead, Design Release Engineer, Commercial Vehicle Architect, Optical Metrology Development Engineer, Claims Operations Manager, Communications Manager, Brand Marketing Manager, Technical Recruiter, Federal Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Product Analytics, Onboard Software Technical Program Manager, Field Safety Engineer, Fleet Operations Safety Manager, Data Scientist, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist, In Car Experience Engineer, Research Scientist, Vehicle Systems Engineer

16. Neuralink

Slogan: Brain-Computer Interfaces

A neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk that is developing implantable brain–machine interfaces to connect humans with computers and artificial intelligence.

Location: San Francisco, California

Hiring For:

Digital Designer (Verilog, C/C++), Electrical Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Materials Engineer, Optical Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Robiticist, Accountant, Purchaser, Talent Acquisition, Neuroscientist, Research Scientist, Surgical Technician

17. Notion

Slogan: All-In-One Workspace

A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It’s an all-in-one workspace for you and your team. Essentially, a cutting edge document and spreadsheet tool for teams that is a cross between Evernote and Google Docs.

Location: San Francisco, California

Hiring For:

Enterprise Growth, Full Stack Engineer

18. AirTable

Slogan: All-In-One Collaboration‎

A cloud collaboration service and spreadsheet-database hybrid, with the features of a database but applied to a spreadsheet. Very useful for organizing yourself and making more interactive spreadsheets.

Locations: San Francisco and New York City

Hiring For:

Full Stack Engineer, IT Lead, Android Mobile Engineer, iOS Mobile Engineer, Product Engineer, Security Engineer, Senior QA Analyst, Site Reliability Engineer, Customer success manager, Associate customer success manager, Backend engineer, Backend Engineer For Data, Customer Training Manager, Director of Product Marketing, Performance Marketing Manager, Lifecycle Marketing Manager, Office Coordinator, People Operations Manager, Recruiter, Sourcer, Product Designer, Visual Designer, Director of Customer Experience, Account Executive, Business Development Representative, Enterprise Account Executive,

19. VSCO

Slogan: Reimagining Photo and Video‎

A popular photography mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The app was created by Visual Supply Company. The VSCO app allows users to capture photos in the app and edit them, using preset filters and editing tools.

Location: Oakland, California

Hiring For:

Associate Creative Director, Editorial Studio, Brand Marketing Manager, Partnerships
Director, Data Analytics and Insights, Director of Legal & Compliance, Director of Product Marketing, Editorial Director, Engineering Manager, Core Creation Engineering Manager, Lead Content Strategist, Lifecycle Marketing Specialist, Product Marketing Manager, Product Specialist Recruiter, Android Software Engineer,
iOS Software Engineer

20. Hinge

Slogan: Designed To Be Deleted

Hinge is an online dating app founded that uses connections to Facebook friends to facilitate connections. It has sought to be identified as more attractive to a younger demographic and is more relationship oriented than Tinder.

Location: New York City

Hiring For:

Facilities Manager, People Operations Manager, User Safety Assistant, Senior Android Engineer, Senior Data Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Art Director, Creative Director, Influencer Manager, Graphic Designer, Product Manager for Trust and Safety

21. Proof

Slogan: Show Proof On Your Website

A suite of digital marketing analytics tools to humanize websites, build trust and authentically create urgency.

Location: Austin, Texas

Hiring For:

Full Stack Engineer, Back End Engineer

22. Tribe App

Slogan: We give conversational A.I. a face and human emotions.

Tribe brings conversational A.I. to life with a software development kit (SDK) that adds a human touch to any application. Their technology works for A.I.-powered customer support bot systems, virtual store assistants and in-game characters.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Hiring For:

Chief Operating Officer, Computer Vision Expert, Backend Developer, Frontend Developer, Finance and HR Manager, Office Manager

23. Bowery

Slogan: Harvest More, Waste Less

Grows pesticide-free produce in indoor farms in cities, managing everything from the seeds to its proprietary, farm-controlling software system. If you’re looking for a startup job in sustainability, they are doing some innovative work in the field of sustainable agriculture.

Location: New York City, New York

Hiring For:

Electrical Engineer, Design Engineer, Farm Operations, Supply Chain Scheduler, Agricultural Scientists, Grower, Director of Communications, Product Innovation Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Executive Assistant

24. Carbon Engineering

Slogan: Clean Fuel Out Of The Air

Developers of two clean energy technologies that can rapidly accelerate our shift to a net-zero world:  Direct Air Capture technology that can deliver large-scale negative emissions by removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.

Their other technology is Air To Fuels technology can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of transportation by creating clean synthetic fuels – made from air, water and renewable power.

Location: Squamish, British Columbia

Hiring For:

Financial Analyst, Industrial Electrician, Mechanical Technician, Plant Operator, Project Controls Engineer

25. Interaxion

Slogan: Meditation Made Easy

Makers of the Muse 2, an immersive meditation device that provides real-time feedback on your mental activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements. If you’re into meditation and mental training, they have a number of startup jobs that are highly interesting.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Hiring For:

Retention Manager, Customer Care Associate, Product Manager, Product Designer, Biosignal Research Engineer

26. Niantic

Slogan: Building Technologies and Ideas That Move Us

The leaders in augmented reality gaming. Makers of Pokemon Go, Harry Potter Wizards Unite and Ingress. Augmented reality games, apps and a state-of-the-art platform for current and future generations of augmented reality hardware.

Locations: San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Seattle, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and Hamburg

Hiring For:

AR Developer Support Engineer, Computer Vision Researcher, AR Engineering Manager, Game Engineer, IT Specialist, Security Engineer, Computer Vision Engineer, 3D CG Artist, Unity Technical Artist, UX Designer, Business Development Manager, Direct Marketing Manager, Live Events Marketing Manager, Director of Customer Experience, Product Manager

27. The Climate Corporation

Slogan: Welcome To Digital Farming

A digital agriculture company that examines weather, soil and field data to help farmers determine potential yield-limiting factors in their fields.

Location: San Francisco, California

Hiring For:

Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Operations Specialist, Backend Software Engineer, Software Engineering Manager, Data Analytics, UX Designer, UX Researcher, Lead WEb Engineer, R&D Communications Manager, Recruiter, Climate Business Manager, Atmospheric Scientist, Office Assistant

28. DeepMind

Slogan: Uncovering New Knowledge

DeepMind thinks artificial intelligence could be one of humanity’s most useful inventions. They research and build AI systems that learn how to solve problems and help advance scientific discovery.

Locations: London, Edmonton, Montreal, Mountain View, Paris

Hiring For:

Clinical Informatician, Compiler Engineer, Content Creator, Social Media Associate, Gameplay Engineer, Media Relations Manager, People Experience Manager, Research Scientist, Travel Coordinator, Strategic Policy Researcher, Systems Administrator

29. Mind Maze

Slogan: The Neurotechnology Company

A neurotechnology startup built on more than a decade of pioneering research at the intersection of virtual reality and neuroscience. Their platform combines virtual and augmented reality, neuroscience and AI to build intuitive human machine interfaces.

Locations: Switzerland, United Kingdom, Romania, France

Hiring For:

Android Software Engineer, Marketing and Sales Internship, Key Account Manager Field Therapist, Brain-Signal Research Engineer, Game Developer, Design Quality Engineer, Applied Neuro-Engineering Internship, Mechatronics Engineer, R&D Software Engineer, Frontend Web Developer, Linux Systems Administrator

30. Sidewalk Labs

Another Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. They are currently designing a new kind of mixed-use community on Toronto’s waterfront in partnership with the tripartite agency Waterfront Toronto.

Locations: Toronto, New York City, San Francisco

Director of Business Development, Senior UX Researcher, Machine Learning Engineer, Software Engineer, MEP and Thermal Energy Project Manager, Student Talent Network, Talent Network

All of these startups are on the cutting edge of their industries where you will work with other dynamic people and build your skills and experience.

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